(from Day 10 Evening Prayer)
- HEAR my prayer, O God: and hide not thyself from my petition.
- Take heed unto me, and hear me: how I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed.
- The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh on so fast: for they are minded to do me some mischief; so maliciously are they set against me.
- My heart is disquieted within me: and the fear of death is fallen upon me.
- Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me: and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.
- And I said, O that I had wings like a dove: for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
- Lo, then would I get me away far off: and remain in the wilderness.
- I would make haste to escape: because of the stormy wind and tempest.
- Destroy their tongues, O Lord, and divide them: for I have spied unrighteousness and strife in the city.
- Day and night they go about within the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
- Wickedness is therein: deceit and guile go not out of their streets.
- For it is not an open enemy, that hath done me this dishonour: for then I could have borne it.
- Neither was it mine adversary, that did magnify himself against me: for then peradventure I would have hid myself from him.
- But it was even thou, my companion: my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
- We took sweet counsel together: and walked in the house of God as friends.
- Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
- As for me, I will call upon God: and the Lord shall save me.
- In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly: and he shall hear my voice.
- It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
- Yea, even God, that endureth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down: for they will not turn, nor fear God.
- He laid his hands upon such as be at peace with him: and he brake his covenant.
- The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart: his words were smoother than oil, and yet be they very swords.
- O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee: and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.
- And as for them: thou, O God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.
- The blood-thirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days: nevertheless, my trust shall be in thee, O Lord.